Posted by Tiah041369 on Oct 9, 2020 11:13 am
Posted by ashcon on Oct 9, 2020 1:12 pm
Welcome - I'm glad you found this community, though I'm sure you wish you weren't here.
You've been given a lot of not-so-good news that hasn't been supplemented with a clear and implemented action plan yet. Boy, I wish more doctors were aware of the impact of this waiting in a dark and silent cave had on us, especially just before the long weekend.
I am not a doctor, nor do I know what has been said or done, or not said or not done, by whom. But at first read of your story, it sounds like it was probably the surgeon who needs to be followed up with about the referral for radiation to start.
(As soon as I entered the care of my region's cancer centre, my family doctor was completely hands off, leaving all tests, treatments and referrals to the oncology team).
Can you go back to that surgeon, if you haven't done so already?
I'm assuming that you know it is in your bones because of scans or tests, yes?
Also it is possible that the reference to your liver is only about the effect the Naproxen will have on your liver. Pain meds tend to affect the liver. So if they are thinking that you are going to start treatment(s) for cancer - which is also very hard on the liver - they're probably just worried about keeping the dosage of painkillers down so that you will be OK to start your cancer treatments (when they start).
Hope that makes sense.
Hope you are able to get hold of someone today.
Hope that you have hope.
Hope that you know you are not alone - we're here for you.
Posted by SpeedyStill on Oct 9, 2020 2:36 pm
You have been given great information from Ashcon.
From what I read you need some answer from your Cancer Center.
There is always going to be tests and waiting periods but if we know what we are dealing with it is a lot easier to accept.
You are at the right place for some empathy and compassion.
Don't tell me you understand until you have walked in my shoes.
Love that saying.
Trapped feelings can be dangerous to our health.
When I share my feeling with a caring person or Community I always feel a little better.
love in your heart is love to share
Posted by Tiah041369 on Oct 9, 2020 8:33 pm
Posted by SpeedyStill on Oct 10, 2020 6:27 pm
Cancer is Cancer no matter what type or stage.
True understanding only comes from the experience.
Those who have not suffered do not understand suffering.
Prostate Cancer has always been plagued by this misunderstanding.
Cancer after you are told, every pain becomes suspicious.
I know because that's me.
All the Best
Posted by gwenny on Oct 11, 2020 10:15 am
Posted by Elsie13 on Oct 11, 2020 10:00 pm
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